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WHAT TO WEAR: Vacation

All winter, you dream of white sand beaches and blue skies. The thought of clear water and piña coladas is the only thing that gets you through those long treks to class in the snow. And finally, after a long wait, vacation season is here. You booked your travel arrangements and pulled out your suitcase, but you have no idea what to pack. Take a tip from this Fashionista and fill your luggage with the ultimate travel attire: the summer dress.

There’s a long list of reasons why summer dresses are the perfect vacation outfit. Since it’s only one article of clothing, you don’t have to worry about planning matching blouses or shorts. They’re perfect for warm weather because they don’t cling to your skin and trap in heat. Not to mention they’re a must for those of us who forget to slather on the sunscreen. Having to put on shorts and fitted shirts could possibly be one of the worst things when you have a bad sunburn.

When wearing a summer dress at the beach, don’t be afraid to keep it simple. The beach life is relaxed and that nice summer glow and inevitable tan lines can be accessory enough. This Fashionista shows us how to keep it simple with her stud earrings and classic silver necklace. She does a great job complementing her outfit with coral wedges that play off her dress’ neckline pattern.

One Simple Change:  When going from a day on the beach to a night on the beach, pick a brightly colored dress in a solid color or a pattern. The bright color will make your freshly sun-kissed skin look even better than it already does. Still keep your jewelry simple so that you can let the dress speak for itself.